Running with the purple and gold theme, I made up a few more eggs and painted them blue, graduating to white at the bottom. Then came the white vine squiggles, with round balls on the ends of white flicks.
Finally, the balls were filled with white, gold and rose gold, just to mix things up again. Gloss up with several coats of polyurethane and we’re ready for Easter.
There are two big rules that go with making Easter Eggs.
Always make more eggs than you will need and
Never let little boys with curious fingers anywhere near your eggs otherwise:
This guy was only three coats of gloss away from finished! Oh, the humanity!
For Easter I prefer to paint eggs rather than buy chocolate eggs, simply because I think it’s a bit more personal.
When it comes to Christmas gifts, I must confess I’m resigned to simply purchasing them. Easter has a gifting theme, I guess, which implicitly narrows the scope of what’s available to be gifted, which is good for craft.
Christmas doesn’t follow this pattern.
Being so open ended, Christmas gifts can be just about anything, and, being anything for anyone, craft tends to be forgotten about.
For Kris Kringle this year at OrderMate, we were given the brief of ‘Mouse-Pad’. At first I groaned at the thought of trawling websites, going through thousands of ‘yeah, not quite’ options, then the thought struck me: This is a perfect opportunity for craft!
Tada! I could yak on about it but, you know what? I’ll let the video do the talking. Tips are in the Craft page.